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Leinenkugel's Classic Amber - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Ratings: 653
Reviews: 232
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 17.1%
Wants: 11
Gots: 43 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bitterbill on 10-31-2008

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look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Clear dark golden body, small white head. Very few bubbles. Head disappeared very quickly.

A- Light caramel bready aroma. Not much in the way of hops.

T- Stale caramel bready malt flavor. Oh a whole not very impressive at all.

M- Medium-light body. Low carbonation.

D- Blah. Not that great.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: a amber colored brew with a big fluffy off white head. leaves a silky layer of bubbles as the beer goes down

S: not much a slight malt smell.

T: some malt upfront with a toasty and nearly bitter fade

M: medium in body and very bubbly.

Overall, not anything I expected. I've never liked Leinenkugel brews and I thought this one might change my mind, but I'm once again left dissapointed.

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2.69/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

pours a clear, fairly light golden color.LAcing abounds with minimal head.
Smell...metallic with rusty overtones...kinda like a rusty wheel after the water is dumped out.
Taste is thin, once again metallic flavors prevail.
Not a very good beer at all. Not a "dumper", but will never buy again!!!

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2.68/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a nonic.

Pours a light honey color with a small head that quickly dissipates and leaves no spotting.

Aroma is of light malt and honey. Sweet malt and that's about it.

Flavor is two row malts that are abused in the roasting process, which isn't a bad thing trust me, but these bad boys have been KILLED and CREMATED. Hop flavor is non-existent and the SUPER ROASTED flavor I get is from the malt that is more like a nut brown malt than an amber. Burned popcorn is the majority of the taste.

Mouthfeel is light to medium and adequately carbonated.

Wow, not very impressed after the local hype on this one.

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2.68/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Calling this an amber is pushing it. It is about as light an amber as I've seen. White head with very little retention.

Smell: Some caramel, maybe the slightest scent of hops.

Taste: Caramel up front, with a very slight hop bitterness on the back end.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Light bodied with a good deal of carbonation. Overall, I wasn't a huge fan of this beer but it wasn't terrible. Easy to session, for sure.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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2.65/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a deep yellow color, maybe more like orange with a small white head but it disappeared quickly. Nose is simple, lightly malty, some hops and even grainy. Taste is thinner than I expected. Caramel malt, syrupy, maybe even like a dash of maple syrup. Mouthfeel is thin. Drinkability is ok but I wont buy again.

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Leinenkugel's Classic Amber from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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